Centre for Northern Studies

Over 400 researchers studying northern terrestrial environments
Scientific Programme

CEN works specifically in cold-affected northern continental environments, bringing together the full range of expertise to meet these challenges.

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Joint Projects

CEN is pleased to financially support three of its co-investigator teams through these three joint project initiatives.

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Become a CEN Member

There are several categories of CEN membership. Find out more about the benefits of becoming a member, and how to apply for membership.

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The CEN is a research centre based at Université Laval, managing an extensive network of infrastructures stretching from the boreal to the Canadian High Arctic. Thanks to the Fonds québécois de recherche Nature et Technologies (FRQNT), CEN is a strategic inter-university and multidisciplinary group working in partnership with northern communities and public and private organizations to promote sustainable development in the North.

CEN manages three unique infrastructure networks in the circumpolar world






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